Random Music News for Saturday, April 11, 2015

Just got home from Singapore. Now off to Tampa. My dogs REALLY hate me.

  1. Barack Obama took time out from his meeting at the Caribbean Summit in Jamaica to visit the Bob Marley museum.
  2. Lyrics to the Jurrasic Park theme? There are now–not that anyone really needed them.
  3. Kayne West and Common are going to be in a new Spike Lee movie.
  4. Your one-percenter rock star problem of the week is here.
  5. Keith Richards “wants to see far the Rolling Stones can go.” I think we established that a couple of decades ago.
  6. Meanwhile, Black Sabbath is negotiating for a big farewell tour.
  7. When he was a kid, Pharrell Williams was fired by McDonalds for being lazy. Now he’s being paid millions to sing their jingle. If there’s a lesson here, I’m not entirely sure what it is.
  8. Mad Men is back on Sunday. Let’s review the music from the show.
  9. Need more portraits of Kurt Cobain? Okay.
  10. Loud music + angry neighbour = somebody’s dead.
  11. Here’s what was big on European radio through Q1.
  12. That horrible drought in California could really mess with Coachella.
  13. Justin Bieber better not go back to Argentina.
  14. Are these the top punk albums of all time?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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